Melbourne. We know nursing.
Nursing at The University of Melbourne will expand your knowledge and skills and develop your career across a number of specialty areas.
From neonatal to palliative care, our courses cover every aspect of the human lifespan, opening doors to a range of diverse and rewarding career paths.
- Department of Nursing
The Department of Nursing hosts a suite of Advanced Nursing Practice courses across many specialisations. These courses build advanced practice skills and knowledge and prepare students for clinical leadership roles in nursing and healthcare. Based on scientific knowledge and research-based nursing intervention, these courses provide students with clinical competencies and skill development in specialty practice.
For those with an undergraduate degree but no prior nursing experience or qualifications:
For those with a Bachelor of Nursing Science (or equivalent), one year clinical training as a registered nurse, current unrestricted registration with AHPRA, current employment in speciality area:
- Graduate Certificates in Nursing Practice
The Graduate Certificates in Nursing Practice are a suite of seven Graduate Certificates, each for a specific nursing specialisation. These courses are delivered by UoM Commercial in partnership with a Centre of Excellence in Speciality Practice, who provide high quality education and training with an articulated pathway to Masters level study in Nursing at the University of Melbourne.
Delivered wholly online, Applied Pathophysiology is a core subject in the suite of specialist nursing courses that can be undertaken as a single subject. This subject will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to explain assessment data and prioritise patient care in a specialty area of practice based on scientific principles. Students who successfully complete this subject and associated assessment may be eligible for credit into any one of the Graduate Certificates in Nursing Practice, assuring they meet the entry requirements. Learn more
- Centre for Psychiatric Nursing
The Centre for Psychiatric Nursing offers on-site professional development activities to each Victorian Area Mental Health Service designed to upskill the mental health nursing workforce in alignment with contemporary policy directions and legislation.
- Department of General Practice
The Department of General Practice offers the most clinically relevant course for the professional practice of a primary care nurses in Australia. This distance education course is tailored for Division 1 nurses and is developed by experienced practice nurses and general practitioners. It complements experience gained in the field and reflects the latest policy developments in primary care.